Sign-ups under way for farmer’s market vouchers
Escambia County Agency on Aging has begun accepting applications for its 2018 Senior Farmers Market Voucher program, which provides those who meet age and income requirements to receive vouchers that may be exchanged for produce or other food items at any designated farmers market in the state. The vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis until all available funds have been expended. To be eligible for the vouchers, a…
Sharing the message
What an honor to be asked to speak at such an auspicious occasion. And what an honor to be asked to speak in your hometown … in your home church … with family members and friends in attendance. Such was the case Sunday afternoon, January 7, as Andre McCants Hodges addressed the congregation at the Gaines Chapel AME Emancipation Proclamation Celebration. “It’s great to be back in my home church,”…
Wind Creek windfall
American Legion Post 90 was the latest to benefit from Wind Creek Atmore’s popular Ticket In Ticket Out (TITO) program. On Dec. 20, WCA Property Manager Tim Ramer presented the local post with a check for $9,549.26 from October TITO donations. The program has been strongly supported by Wind Creek guests since its inception in 2016, providing significant amounts that have been donated to local schools, civic clubs and other…
Maximize your charitable giving
By REBECCA BYRNE Special to Atmore News New Year. New tax laws. How can you maximize your charitable giving? New York Times recently published an article titled “How to Write Off Donations Under the New Tax Plan: Consider ‘Bunching.’” The article discusses the benefits of opening a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation. These funds allow you to ‘pre-pay’ donations and distribute grants to philanthropic organizations – optimizing your…
$10K TITO
Atmore Area YMCA got a surprise Christmas gift from Wind Creek Atmore’s popular Ticket In Ticket Out (TITO) program. On Dec. 20, WCA Property Manager Tim Ramer presented the local Y with a check for $10,399 from September donations to TITO, which has been strongly supported by Wind Creek guests since its inception in 2016 and has provided significant donations to local schools, civic clubs and other groups. Shown are,…